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sebelius, the cabinet secretary of health and human services stood her ground. kathleen sebelius testified where chiros grilled about the promise -- where she was grilled about the promise president obama made americans who like their insurance can keep it. >> if you like your plan, keep your plan. >> he pressed kathleen sebelius to say whether the president's promise still listed on the white house website is still true or is it false? kathleen sebelius insisted the president's promise is true for those whose plans qualify. but he artfully dodged the point that 78 million that do not qualify under the obama care law will lose their insurance next year. the report contradicts the obama administration reassurances. that only a few face cancellation. constituents see this so their outrage is widespread. they perceive it as obama duplicity and welcome anyroomied. so on monday -- any remedy. so on monday two democrats introduced s1642, a bill that allows insurance plans offered to individuals to be sold in coming years. here is the description. we said and the president said that if people hav
the penalty phase from midmarch and when kathleen sebelius was asked about that she said no. there is a practical reason, forget the politics of it. if you give the young healthy people more time to sign up, then there's the danger they will not sign up and the premiums will go up for the older people. it is an income redistribution plan. young people put in their premium money and don't demand a lot in services and so that money will go to pay for the extra benefits for older and sicker people. if you don't have the first part older sicker people will get sticker shock and creates more political problems. >> is there a dead line for that end of november or first of the year or -- >> i would think. not necessarily. i think he could go into early next year. no one faces penalty in the individual mandate until the 30th of march. >> 16 democrats, of them are they all up for reelection or most of them? >> no. most of them. the 15 seats, 16 seats, democrats are defending and some of those in montana. max ba cchus retired. and every democrat who is up for election. and they are al
secretary kathleen sebelius set to make the announcement and make it official in 30 minutes and the white house now warns the numbers will be. >> including word that the site has been the target of at least one cyber attack. today on capitol hill, the president's chief technology other government tech officials all came together' republicans say toughest criticism president obama himself the president said as shopping sites like amazon and kayak. something we all know is not the case. amazon and kayak. on the day of the launch. president obama should have known the harsh lesson we have all learned since that time. and that was they weren't ready. >> the republican congressman darrell issa there went on to say that the white house cut corners on the web site agreed it does have big problems. republicans playing. >> congressional oversight absolutely warranted but nobody in this room nobody in this country believes that republicans want to fix the web site. they had as many as 16 reports of security incidents. meantime the bad press seems to be taking a tool toll now. a new poll finds that
day on the hill where women many see as the face of obama failures kathleen sebelius was taking heated questions from senators, frustrated senators, democrats frustrated with the sheer breakdown of obamacare to the web site disaster to the embarrassing numbers enrolled. >> i am accountable to this committee and to the american public for getting the fixes in place. and we are committed to getting healthcare.gov fixed. >> you have been misleading the american people and the president has over and over again. i would rather you say we were wrong, yeah, we didn't know the truth. >> made a promise to fix a broken system and make sure all americans have affordable healthcare. you mad cdad secretary have to make good on that promise. >> in the last five weeks it has been a miserably frustrating experience for far too many americans. it is unacceptable and i am accountable. >> you said america should hold you accountable which is why today i repeat my request for you to resign. >> resign, we all know that ain't going to happen. accountability, please, the woman still has her job. people are f
kathleen sebelius' department, and issa today demanded to know then why a parade of top officials from jay carney to sebelius and one of her top deputies have refused to turn over the real enrollment figures. >> marilyn told us she doesn't have numbers. i'm sorry, but if you spend $600 million on your signature legislation and you have internal numbers and you're not willing to give external numbers, what you're doing is the kind of propaganda that this administration has done since day one. >> presidents aides have pledged to start revealing numbers at the end of october. they say it will take a couple weeks to nail down the details. >> why don't you at least put out a reasonable preliminary number and show us some transparency. show thepublic where we are. >> we are going to give you a reasonable, accurate number, as we promised we would, on a monthly basis, consistent with the data released that you see for other programs. and the focus here -- you know, for understandable reasons, i guess, is on, you know, how low the number might be. >> carney said while republicans want to focus on t
for this. >> kathleen sebelius is back on capitol hill. how long can a hot seat stay hot? >> obama care is a failure. >> when you look at what happened last night. >> republicans ha to work extra hard. >> were voters really sending a message? >> big questions remain. >> there is a lot to digest over this. >> the civil war within the republican party continues to rage. ♪ >>> the republican establishment is fighting back against the two party attempts to take over the republican party. and last night, the republican establishment won. >> i'll tell you it is a shame what happened to ken cuccinelli because -- he was betrayed bay his own party. >> in virginia, a weak democratic candidate beat a much weaker and crazy sounding tea party candidate, ken cuccinelli. today a disappointed rush limbaugh let his audience in on the dirty little secret of that campaign. >> shea didn't want him to win. this is the dirty little secret. not like it is a secret now. such is the animus towards the tea party. in the republican party establishment. that they are, i am telling you, they're perfectly comforta
story i said demanded to know why a parade of tp officials including kathleen sebelius did not give the information. >> if you have internal numbers and you're not willing to hear extra numbers, you are doing the kind of propaganda that this administration has done since day one. reporter: they say it will take a couple of weeks to nail down the details. >> why don't you put out a reasonable preliminary number and show us some transparency. >> we have a reasonable and accurate number as we promised we would on a monthly basis, consistent with the data release that you see other programs. the focus here is understandable on how low the number might be. reporter: jay carney said the republicans want to focus on the bad news and that democrats knew that would be slow at first but would pick up over time. the pressure to be transparent as coming from long time supporters of the affordable care act blasted the broader rollout with cnbc. >> and is off the rails and i think what the country needs right now is honesty and transparency and truth about what is really going on. reporter: oddly
matt baucus telling kathleen sebelius to shut it down and do it the right the second time. that is the desks of insanity doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. from mark foster. shut the whole thing down. go daddy can do the web site better. thanks for making me laugh. and rick baker posting if they cannot run it right the first time what makes them think they can do it the second time. government has never meant to be in the insurance business. i'm gretchen, here is shep. >>> gretchen, thanks. we are developing several new stories here on the fox news deck. reaction after new testimony from the health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius about the problems with the obamacare web site and what she says the administration absolutely can cannot could do. plus, a man who hijacked a plane to cuba has just returned to the united states after three decades to face justice. we have video of his plane arriving and you'll hear what happens next. facebook launching a new policy on bullying. how will that effect you and your children? plus, jet
president obama? >> this is kathleen sebelius said november 30th is not a magic date and there will be a lot of work to do after that date. christen powers columnist for the daily beast. and ladies, good day to both of you. >> good day to you. >> we have a clip from florida that happen. kathleen sebelius and she was apparently with the consumers and they were looking at the website and here's what happened moments ago. listen carefully and watch here. >> it is a long time coming. it is temporarily down. >> that's okay. it will come back. it happens every day. >> i mean, if you hear that carefully ladies, the hits cope on coming and the website went down when she was doing a public event to push for. it you can't make it up. >> it is sad they are so nonchalent about this. people who lost their health care and lost their health insurance. oh, this happens all of the time? what will happen in 2014. and voters are going to vote and the republicans will take over the house and senate. >> christen, it sounds like the administration is changing their tone or moving the goal post a little bit. yeste
christie. just hours after his landslide row re-election victory. >>> right now, kathleen sebelius just finished facing some very tough questions over the problems plaguing the obama care website. the health and human services secretary testifying by the senate finance committee. >>> and right now, a record day on wall street, the dow hitting an all-time intraday high this morning. right now it's up, up 98 points right now. hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting today from washington. you can stick a fork in election 2013 -- it's done. now the pundits and the politicians are busy reading the tea leaves to see what the results mean going forward. was this a referendum on obama care? and if so, how worried should democrats be? what do the results say about the tea party and the fight within the gop? we're going to get into all of that. but first, chris christie's landslide win in the new jersey governor's race, is seen by many as a warm-up to the 2016 presidential race. in his victory speech, christie pointed to new jersey as a model for the way washington should work. >> i know if we can do t
it since it went on-line on october 1st. meantime, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius is expected to be in the hotseat answering more questions in front of the finance committee. steve centanni has more on that. steve, tell us more. >> hi, jaime. even presidential candidate, doppler candidate mitt romney, signed -- from massachusetts is weighing in on the battle from obamacare and he zeroed in on president obama's campaign promise. listen. >> he told people they could keep their insurance and that was not the truth. whether you like the model of obamacare or not, the fact that the president sold it on a basis that was not true has undermind the foundation of his second term. i think it is rotting it away. the only way he can rebuild credibility is to work with republicans and democrats and try and rebuild a foundation. >> that troubled health care .gov website is back up and running after an over night shutdown for repairs that had a rocky rollout. meantime congress still wants answers about the flawed website and about how many people have been able to successfully enroll in oba
and right it. thank you so much, gentlemen. on the road, hhs head kathleen sebelius hoping to boost enrollment numbers and maybe set the record straight this time. getting back to normal in 2017 goldman's latest look at jobs in america. a government grab for nba star kobe bryant, the laker due to make $24 million today, 14 of it goes right to uncle sam. and $300,000 lost in an instant. a ferrari in the wrong place at the wrong time. that is not some graphic we made up, that is something that happened in new york. all that and so much more. connell mcshane is here too. this hour of "markets now" starts now. ♪ ♪ dagen: i was trying to get your name in there. connell: hey, all right. let's do this -- dagen: mcshane's here. connell: yeah, that'll tease 'em up, get things going. markets up, and, well, everything's good unless you're kathleen sebelius out on the road -- dagen: or the driver of that ferrari that got crushed. connell: also not good. nicole petallides joins us to start things off. >> reporter: and i'm good, i'm doing well here on the floor of the new york stock exchange.
in with libby casey on capitol hill. libby, boy, the secretary of health and human services, kathleen sebelius, was back on capital little todacapitol hillt seat facing difficult questions on the roll out of obamacare. >> reporter: she got some friendly questions from democrats who are trying to use the bellows to say the law is working, helping people, right? she also got tough questions from fellow democrats including this senate committee chairman max bacchus, democrat from montana. he helped write the law, and he has a lot at stake. he warned secretary sebelius back in the spring if the rollout was not handled well, and the obama administration did not get out ahead of it, it could be a train wreck. >> this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to hear members of the administration say they didn't see the problems coming. secretary sebelius, last time you came before this committee i used two words to voice my concerns about the law's implementation. since then my words have been twisted and used to malign the affordable care an act. make no mistake i believe in this law. >> reporter:
much cheaper and better. >> we are going to cover later in the show, kathleen sebelius' testimony. >> howard dean, and congresswoman. thak for jo thank you for joining us. time to plan to beat chris christie and republicans are planning the very same thing. and rand paul is back in the rewrite. rand paul famously opposed to government funding of just about everything. but he remains strongly in favor of government funded plagiarism. he is refusing to fire the plagiarists on his senate staff whose salaries are of course paid by your tax dollars. >> they're still counting provisional votes in virginia. it is still too close to call in the race for attorney general of virginia. according to the website of the state board of elections as of 10:00 p.m., state senator mark obenshain leading, mark herring by 681 votes out of 2 million cast. virginia officials are examining provisional ballots before announcing. the loser can request a recount on november 25th. if the democrat wins this would be the first time democrats control all five major statewide elective offices since 1970. up next
right? if you win three games in the national football league, you get fired. but, kathleen sebelius is in charge of this rollout. it's a disaster. but she doesn't get fired? i don't understand. i don't get it. >> no, but, bill, look, obamacare, i believe is, good for this country. more people are insured, costs go down. we should focus on that. but, yes, yes. they have to fix this rollout problem. they have got to fix it it i'm with you on that. >> thank you, governor, we appreciate you coming on tonight. >> directly ahead, were we as a nation better off in the 1950s than we are today? a powerful talking points moments away. [ dennis' voice ] allstate quickfoto claim. [ normal voice ] it's an app. you understand that? just take photos of the damage with your phone and upload them to allstate. really? so you get [dennis' voice] a quicker estimate, quicker payment, [normal voice] quicker back to normal. i just did it. but maybe you can find an app that will help you explain this to your...father. [ vehicle approaches ] [ dennis ] introducing quickfoto claim. just another way allstate
fired. but, kathleen sebelius is in charge of this rollout. it's a disaster. but she doesn't get fired? i don't understand. i don't get it. >> no, but, bill, look, obamacare, i believe is, good for this country. more people are insured, costs go down. we should focus on that. but, yes, yes. they have to fix this rollout problem. they have got to fix it it i'm with you on that. >> thank you, governor, we appreciate you coming on tonight. >> directly ahead, were we as a nation better off in the 1950s than we are today? the 1950s than we are today? a powerful hi honey, did you get e toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i could ll a box and ship it r one flat rate. so i kn untilt was full. you'd be crazy not to. is tt nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetin
at increased risk. also, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius is refusing to answer her questions, including, specifically, the number of people who have enrolled in new hampshire's health care exchange now. joining me now is kelly aoit. thank you for joining us. >> good morning, candy. thank you. >> there is a movement by senator lindsey graham to block all of the president's nominees until survivors of the benghazi attack are allowed to come and testify to various committees. are you on board with that tactic? >> well, candy, we've written several times, not only secretary kerry, but also the president asking for the survivors to be made available to congress to get to the bottom of this. i understand we've been brushed off many times. i understand senator gram is going to be speaking to the administration about this, trying to come up cooperatively to address this issue but it's not acceptable that they have not been made available and to say that because there is an on going investigation in terrorism, that would preclude oversight by the congress in any terrorism case. >> right. >> incl
and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius. testifying again. this time it is before the senate finance committee. she's facing some new questions about the troubled roll-out of the website. healthcare.gov. here's some of the back and forth. >> the 88% of americans we satisfied with their current health insurance plan. which is why the president no doubt made the promise that he made, and as you can see, as of yesterday afternoon, the white house website says if you like your plan, you can keep it. and you don't have to change a thing due to the health care law. well we know that lying to congress is a crime. but unfortunately, lying to the american people is not. i just like to ask you a simple true or false question. is that statement on the white house website true? or is it false? >> sir, think the statement -- >> is it true or is it false, madam secretary. >> you ceep your plan. the vast majority of american who is are insured, are in the employer market, in public plans or in veterans' plans. and those plans have stayed in place and continue to offer benefits. the 11 million peopl
%. kathleen sebelius had the nerve to say the marketplace is working. if they were in a real marketplace and they had that kind of sales rate they would be going out of business. this is not working. >> they are in a position where they have to get 5 million -- that's the number that was cancelled. they have to get those 5 million signed up for insurance before a month from now. if they don't sign up by december 15 they don't have coverage january 1. according to our map, that means they need 156,000 sign-ups a day for the next 32 days just to break even. that's not counting the original 7 million they said they needed to make obama care work. >> even worse than that. you are being generous. they promised the american people -- president obama, november 6, by the end of the month we anticipate it will be working the way it is supposed to. by the end of november they promised the website would be working. starting december 1. everybody can go to health care.com and it will work like priceline. they have to have everybody signed up by the 15th. that's 15 days. 388,000 people a day they hav
kathleen sebelius being grilled by congress. are you empathetic or -- what are your emotions? >> i did have some sympathetic pains. a person who has been in that chair. it is a demanding place for anyone to be in front of the energy and commerce oversight committee for three hours under oath is a delicate and difficult thing, but it is the process. and so i recognize that. lou: does it ease the pain and it when you hear an outrageously, i think, comparisons to the rollout of the medicare part b program that you headed that to the absolute disaster that is obamacare? >> the difference was we fix the system, and it turned that to be something that people both enjoy, i appreciate, and value. the jury is still very much doubt on how this will resolve itself. they are correct to say that there were problems in the early days. we expected that there would be, but we went straight forward and said we will find them, fix them, make the system work, and we did. we will find out in the next few weeks whether the obama administration succeeds at the same thing. we will know in march with are not -- ho
would be able to do so later today. kathleen sebelius will have a 3:00 p.m. phone call with the press where she may release the first official numbers. jay carney saying the president has in strubstructed his team w regard to what kind of fix the obama administration may have for the health care debach the thus far. he went onto say it will be about options with regard to individuals who have had their plans cancelled because of the transition. we will continue to follow this for you. in the meantime we need to change gears now. because the 911 calls at a wild cat sanctuary have been released. i want to warn you that some of the sounds are disturbing. trace fwgallagher has the detai. >> reporter: they rescue abused and unwanted big cats. the opener is the one who is the one who discovered the body inside the enclosure. i will play both parts of the 911 call. you can hear when he calls he is inside of the enclosure because he is yelling at the cougars. >>> yeah, that is when he realized how bad her wounds were. one of them had blood on its fur. listen to when he realizes that it is too
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was back on capitol hill. libby casey is in washington for us, libby, the senate, hello, is supposed to be safe territory for the democrats, but that was not the case today. >> reporter: that's right, tony, and it started right off the bat. the committee chairman, democrat of montana, is one of the main architects of the healthcare law. he warned if the i amer implementation of this law was not handled well it could be a train wreck. >> this is unacceptable. it has been disappointing to members of the administration to say that they didn't see the problems coming. secretary sebelius the last time you came before this committee i used two words to voice my concern about the law's implementation. since then my words have been used to twist and malign the affordable care act. make no mistake, i believe in this law. >> you hear democrats, including senate bacchus supporting the law but being disappointed in how this roll out has been handled. secretary sebelius said it's been a miserable five weeks since the health a care.go heal. >> now some have a
for this if someone is going to. and chuck todd condition the president about kathleen sebelius. i wanted to play that exchange will. >> i think kathleen sebelius under tremendously difficult circumstances in the last four and a half years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so that there is a good product for people to get. she doesn't ride code. i think she would be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, that there would have been a whole lot more questions that were asked in terms of how this thing is working. but my priority right now is to get it fixed. and you know, ultimately -- >> is she still the right person to do it? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it is not working, it is my job to get it fixed. >>> the buck stops with him. he is not running for re-election. that doesn't answer the question. is he going on stand behind her? >> nothing starts conspiracy theiries in washington more than a nonanswer. he did not just say of course she's my secretary. i have full confidence in her. we all make mistakes. t
now we're watching secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius as he travels to atlanta. he's there to highlight the new health care law and how it's improving access to mental health care. sebelius being joined by the former first lady, rosalyn carter. >>> at least four people are dead after the biggest storm ever recorded slammed into the philippines. typhoon haiyan was packing winds up to 200 miles an hour. more from the aftermath ahead here on "jansing & co." my customers can shop around-- see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. i put in the hourswhere i am today by luck. and built a strong reputation in the industry. i set goals and worked hard to meet them. i've made my success happen. so whe
that kathleen sebelius put out today, is that there are like 27 million visits, not sure if they're unique visits, people coming back perhaps, but that's a lot of interest. there's a lot of interest in this country. >> it's not so much -- >> in the affordable care act. >> not so much the confidence level in the president resulting from the failed website, it's from the pledge that he made repeatedly look at these numbers, a new quinnipiac university poll, the president it's job approval number is now down to 39% approve of the job as handling his job as president. 54% disapprove. that's another low for the -- for this president. >> let me give you ather number, the questn whether you trust the president, consider him is down 10 pointsince october. andha is as a direct result of saying to people, you can keep your -- you can keep your health care if you like. >> it's because of the -- if you like your plan you can keep your plan. >> and that goes to the -- a design. the administration said we are going to have a program to bring coverage to more people, many of whom will be poor and sicke
about kathleen sebelius. it was so refreshing to hear someone say i am accountable. >> i agree. you're right. it was refreshing. if you look into it she also did not know anything. she said i was as surprised as anyone else. either that is not true or there is something fundamentally wrong that the head of the department is caught by surprise by this. >> inside the white house there is a health care policy person. someone had to be tracking this kind of thing. this is his signal achievement. will the rollout be ready? and for that person to not say we are on track or off track or call the secretary of hhs. >> surely somebody knew. >> something is wrong. terribly wrong. >> they knew but no one has been more singularly responsible. they were a lot of people who were part of building up but no one was at the top. now we have someone at the top and what is more likely to help the administration get this thing together is they are bringing in real pros. they have a loaner from google and a loaner from oracle. these people know what they are doing, they should have been there in the first
't do it. >> yes, they did. kathleen sebelius. >> she's not the ceo. it's basically the medicare people running this. she has the title and that's it. they didn't have an actual executive. from the president on down, they didn't have a ceo of a major piece of legislation that was remaking one-sixth of the u.s. economy. and a guy named david cutler who was the co-architect, harvard professor, he wrote them a written letter in may of 2010 saying you don't have the team in place to execute this. it's going to fail. >> you know how the government works, correct? the government works by departments. everything in the bureaucracy is headed by a department. so the treasury department handles this, justice department hams that, the defense handles this. health and human services handle obama care because that's health. ceo is kathleen sebelius. no, stop, kelly. >> no, she stdoesn't know anythg about the website. why didn't he find somebody who does? >> that's the key. sebelius was in place. she couldn't do the job. absolutely. to this day, she has no clue about any of this. however, she's still
the rollout, calls are mounting for secretary kathleen sebelius to get out. ten republican senators sending a letter to the president urging her to fire her and fast. such a complicated beast here. i don't know who takes the blame but she is in charge. >> i'm surprised she is still there let me go back and say i think today proves wall street is just as delusional as washington. this may be a great company, but for crying out loud, it's priced at 50 times the revenue. maybe some days it will prove it has a business model that can earn money, but it proved today is that wall street is a casino inhabited by day traders and robots who are on the drug that the fed is feed feeding, and everyone is speculating like crazy. so wall street is failing and wall street is -- >> i'm going to put you down as a member on twitter. you could have argued the same win amazon came out, when ebay came out. mine -- >> you're taking only those that survived. there's ten that never did that were valued this way -- >> so you don't think this is a survivor -- >> i don't know. i have no idea. i think -- >> you mentio
, kathleen sebelius is also on the road today. earlier today in atlanta, sebelius acknowledged problems once again with the affordable care act's online marketplace without backing down. >> we have had inexcusable technology problems with healthcare.gov. we are making progress towards fixing them but the new law is more than a website. >> meanwhile, back in washington, a group of republican senators, there they are, calling for sebelius to be fired. all the way to the gulf coast the president's staff once again assuring reporters quote, nothing has changed. nothing has changed in the president's full confidence and secretary sebelius' ability. the comments come on the heels of that exclusive interview that president obama gave chuck todd late thursday. he took blame for the website's failures and also apologized to americans whose insurance has been canceled. >> still the right person to do it? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. i am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assur
were terrific, some weren't. my honest i opinion, i think kathleen sebelius didn't understand this. she got a lot of mumbo jumbo people explaining it and said things that were misleading. >> listen, i'm sorry, look, we had a variety of newspaper reports saying his staff did know. they had a big argument what he should say and how to describe this. the political people basically came down hard on you've got to make this very simple and very reassuring and that's the way we'll sell this program. i just do not believe that the president had no knowledge of that. it's so fundamental to the program about how you pay for this program. >> in terms of accountability, david, the president can say the buck stops with me. of course it does. this is the president and his major plan. why does he not fire kathleen sebelius? surely a head has to roll and she's the obvious head. >> well, i believe in due course a head will roll. >> her head? >> i would assume at some discrete interval she will find a way to leave. i don't think they should humiliate her. i don't think it's hers. this is a white house t
was going to happen. thatid that he had no idea these problems were coming. we had kathleen sebelius come and say that everything was ready to go. -- if youe issue outlaw the kind of insurance people actually have, they won't be able to keep those plans. they passed a law three years ago to outlaw the kinds of insurance that people have in their surprise that people don't have that? we talked about that in the 2010 elections. we talked about it in the 2012 elections. we heard all of the soaring rhetoric and all of these problems and now we see what is happening. the way i see it, there are only two explanations. or they were being dishonest they are just incompetent. frankly, i don't know which one is the worse. left -- i think they are learning a pretty valuable lesson here. i think the valuable lesson that we are learning here, unfortunately, with all the human collateral damage with the old, care debacle is that you don't shut out the opposition. you don't cram a bad bill into law. when it all blows up in your face, i'm sorry is not going to cut it. that is the lesson i think they are
secretary kathleen sebelius is adamant insisting the obama administration is not blaming insurance companies, meeting with health executives to discuss the proposed temporary administrative fix. josh is here with the latest. nice to see you, josh. what happened at the meeting? do we have any information coming out of the meeting? >> we have a little bit of information. the president spoke briefly with reporters in the room. interesting he didn't talk about this new fix mentioning he wanted to make sure he worked with insurance companies to make sure americans know what's available, what their options are. we did get word after the meeting from the white house a little more detail what they talked about and do know one of the major topics was this fix, how was this going to work? how are they going to work it out so people who already lost their insurance might be able to get it reinstated and a lot of concerns the insurance industry has about how this is going to work. when the executives walked out, did they talk to the press? the white house has spoken, were the executives talking? >> none
access. >> kathleen sebelius? >> under tremendously difficult circumstances over the last 4 1/2 years has done a great job in setting up the insurance market so that there is a good product for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't like code. she was not our it person. she would be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, there would have been a whole lot more questions asked in terms of how this thing is working. my priority right now is to get it fixed. ultimately -- >> she is still the right person? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president and this is my team. if it's not working it's my job to get it fixed. >> a lot more and other issues throughout the hour. i have to sneak in a break, but they would allow plans that existed on the individual market as of this year to stay in effect through 2014. he responded to the president in the following statement. an apology is certainly an order, but what americans want to hear is that the president will keep his promise. the president is sincerely sorry he misled the american people, the least he can do is s
the numbers. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was asked by congress about this she wouldn't give it. we know the number was beyond embarrassing. six people on day one. had a total of 248 by the next day. this has really stunned a lot of people. especially democrats, who voted for this. they basically summoned top white house officials including white house chief of staff to capital hill yesterday to explain this. you know they wanted to find out the numbers themselves. one of the senators, jeff merkel, he said we were all confident the system would be up and running by october 1st. they to the a really big surprise. we find out just how bad it really is. >> it is. they need 39,000 people a day. 39,000 people a day to reach the goal in march of seven million people they need to have signed up by then, is that right? >> that's right. the whole plan of obamacare they have to have enough people to sign up, especially enough younger and healthier people as opposed to older, less healthy people to sign up to make sure premiums just do not go through the roof. the figure they nee
kathleen sebelius going before the senate finance committee today. last week she told members of the house she was sorry for the obama care website debacle. newly released documents show the site had even more problems than first reported. >>> the brother of the new jersey mall shooter says his family still does not know why he did it. kevin shoop says his brother richard didn't plan to hurt anyone but himself. a friend of the shooter said he sent him a message that said they needed to talk but he was already asleep and he did not respond. >>> new details in a mysterious plane crash last week. preliminary ntsb reports says the pilot, michael kallen filed a flight plan showing a short trip within canada. he did not talk to air traffic control at the nashville airport before he crashed. the wreckage was not spotted until some six hours after the crash. >>> two oklahoma inmates who escaped through a prison shower ceiling are back behind bars this morning. they were picked up at a home not far from the prison. they were part of a group of four inmates who made a clean getaway last month climbi
. >> we go back to capitol hill. no laughs there. kathleen sebelius once again was in the hot seat. max baucus who heads up the senate finance committee where she sat down at the witness table yesterday, remember he helped write the law. the last time she was there, he referred to the affordable care act implementation as a potential train wreck. he said he was unhappy with it. but bill nelson, the democrat from florida, summed it up when he was talking about the contractors responsible for the affordable care act website. he said, quote, i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible. she would not agree to that. >> john cornyn actually -- this is the most incredible thing today. he actually -- john cornyn -- gets in there and says i have a simple question. the people that will have all of our information, which we're assuming might be at risk, is there a background check on them. listen to this conversation. >> isn't it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check even though they will receive personal --
-- a microscope to the health- care law. in addition to what we have seen with kathleen sebelius and marilyn tavenner, they may want againr from the top brass as to whether they want to update their thinking on a law. we may get more big picture stuff in december. host: more about life on the hill. here is "the wall street journal." thatg the point immigration, tax reform, a budget breakthrough, things are on hold or frozen. what does it mean? guest: the affordable care act takes oxygen out of the room. it is so politically potent. it affects everyone's constituents. they are getting the most calls on it, too. it provokes strong feelings. the agenda has come to a standstill, there is evidence that some of these things were at a standstill already. the affordable care act, that is how you fill the vacuum at a standstill. over the summer, when immigration was a big topic. when it became clear that that was stalling, the affordable care act came back with a vengeance. that was the issue everyone wanted to talk about. there is some truth that it gets in the way of everything else. also, it is a
picture of a keg. >> that was republican congressman grilling kathleen sebelius this week. he was referring to an ad campaign. this features a college student doing a keg stand captioned don't tap into that beer money to cover your medical bills. joining me is adam fox, director of the strategic management for the colorado consumer health initiative. adam, it's good to have you here. what was your reaction when that happened on capitol hill? when the congressman was trying to get kathleen sebelius to either give her approval or disapproval of this style of ad? >> well, you know, i don't think -- it really doesn't have anything to do with the secretary, because it wasn't coming from colorado's state-based marketplace much less the federal marketplace. so she really had no idea that this was going to be happening. this was really something that we were doing to try to raise awareness among young adults. >> all right. so connect for health colorado says 3,164 people enrolled as of october 29th. explain to us the campaign and the minds behind this. obviously you look like a young
. recent "saturday night live" skit mocking health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was spot on. >> millions of americans are visiting healthcare.gov, which is great news. unfortunately the site was only designed to handle six users at a time. [ laughter ] >> in total, 248 people enrolled in obama care nationwide by the end of day two according to an internal obama administration memo obtained by that oversight committee. adding to the list of white house whos is the fact that the vast majority of those signing up on state exchanges are signing up for medicaid while a much smaller number are signing up for private insurance, the administration says it will release official enrollment numbers in mid november, but, if the numbers are as bad as these reports suggest, what will the president do? joining me now to react from washington, d.c., democrat strategist julian epstein. julian, six? you couldn't make this up. if i had said six, they would call me crazy, racist, who know what is they would call me. six. >> i'm the first to acknowledge that there have been a lot of problems
, kathleen sebelius today on capitol hill. >> we know that lying to congress is a crime. but unfortunately, lying to the american people is not. >> oh, no, i'm sorry. that was senator cornyn calling the president a liar. the senator had exactly nothing to say about covering the uninsured in his state, which is pretty much the republican position nationwide. take virginia tea partier extraordinaire ken cuccinelli who branded his strident race as a referendum on the affordable care act. >> tonight you sent a message to the president of the united states that you believe that virginia understands that obama care is a failure and that you want to be in charge of your health care and not the government. >> right. supporters of the kuch sent that message somehow through his loss last night to democrat, terry mcauliffe. to be fair, it was a tighter race than anticipated. mcauliffe winning by just two-and-a-half points after being up six in a quinnipiac poll monday. if health care was a part of that tightening gap, cuccinelli can blame his own far right ideology for his loss. according to exit pol
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